I always seem to think I'm poor when I compare myself to my friends and people my age, they've all got their own houses and cars, go on holiday every year and still have enough money left over to buy whatever they like...
...Whereas I'm here without a house or car (No point buying a car anyway since I wasn't allowed to apply for my provisional until last year due to my epilepsy... it was sort of a setback, lol) and haven't been on holiday (Aside from work related) in fourteen years!
I mean, I have enough money to buy games (Although I very rarely buy day one, and most of the time will wait for things to drop below half price) and alcohol (It's been a necessity most of my life... yeah I have a problem, sue me) but I never feel like after I've paid my bills and done the food shop that I have enough money to just... buy something randomly. Like, I COULD do that, but don't feel comfortable enough with how much I'd have left since I always like to have a little something in reserve for emergencies.
But all that's about to change, I've been saving up pretty well this last year, and my girlfriend got herself an amazing job last year thanks to her degree, and next year we're buying a house AND I'm having my first proper holiday in what will then be fifteen years! She even actually came to me with the idea that I quit my job and go back to freelance art to make a little extra money while she brings home her wages from work (Which I shit you not, is a LOT), and yeah it's all well and good, would make my life easier, but I want to contribute properly and not feel like I'm a sponge that might just give something back if he feels like it.
tl;dr I've never actually been "poor", I've always had enough money, but never been comfortable enough with how much I've got to go on a spending spree or anything like that.